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Former NFL coach Buddy Ryan dies at age 82

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Posted at 9:33 AM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 09:33:42-04

Former NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan passed away Tuesday, according to the NFL.

He was 82 years old.

He began his 35-year coaching career in 1961 as a defensive line coach with the University of Buffalo.

Ryan coached in the NFL for 28 seasons and was on the defensive staff of the New York Jets when they won Super Bowl III in 1968.

Ryan’s coaching helped the Chicago Bears crush the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX.

He later became the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals.